I'm just about to buy a license for the VE5 and MIR PRO 24 bundle, and I've discovered that MIR PRO 24 can be used as a standalone plugin now. My question is: should I get VE5 anyway?
I'm not a working composer (I compose primarily for my own enjoyment and exploration). I do most of my work in Sibelius with primarily VSL samples using VI PRO. Nothing weird or modern, just traditional 18th-19th century classical type material.
Is VE5 likely to make my life substantially easier? Are there useful features that I'd be giving up?